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will have until january 2016 to fully implement the new policy. >>> vice president joe biden is taking the white house campaign for gun control on the road. biden is hosting a round table discussion in richmond, virginia for experts who worked on gun safety. coming up at 6:15 the other efforts under way to pressure congress to vote for gun control. >>> a new service on bart will improve wi-fi and safety. they will get free wi-fi. the contract is to buy devices that stream live video to security and control centers but they are also going to create wireless hot spots. bart's current access has been the subject of complaint. >>> today would be a good day to take public transit. that means you also can't burn wood or fire logs unless that is your only source of heat. air quality managers says the recent rain has not been enough to flush out the particulates in the air. it is the ninth of the season so far. >>> sal, you're look agent the east bay right -- looking at the east bay right now? >> that is right. we are looking at roads getting more filled with cars. if you are driving on 80 wes
is being heard. >>> vice president joe biden is on the road today to rally support for the administration's gun control proposal. and he kicks it off in virginia. biden will hold a discussion with experts who worked on gun safety following the shooting at virginia tech. meanwhile senator dianne feinstein announced her own bill yesterday. it will eliminate high capacity magazines and ban assault weapons. but vice president biden downplayed the need for an assault weapons ban. >> i'm much less concerned, quite frankly, about what you call an assault weapon than i am about magazines and the number of rounds that can be held in a magazine. >> president obama also plans to travel to push gun control this week. >>> dianne feinstein got personal while introducing her assault weapons bill. feinstein talked about the day george moscone and harvey milk were killed at san francisco city hall. >> i was the one that found supervisor milk's body, and i was the one that put a finger in a bullet hole trying to get a pulse. once you have been t
company, vice president joe biden. that's ahead right here on "cbs this morning." >>> and the family of star linebacker junior seau filed lawsuit against the nfl says his suicide was linked to brain disease caused by the violent hits to his head when he played. there's more from other players and the potential fallout to their injuries. >> this morning on cbs "healthwatch," nfl players appear to be at an increased. in the first researchers compared retired players with four concussions each nonathletes with no concussion history. the former players showed greater areas of depression. the second study used mri scans on 26 athletes. they measured damage to the white matter in the brain and areas typically affected by traumatic brain injury. researchers could predict with nearly 100% accuracy which athletes suffered from depression. the cdc estimates as many as 3.8 million sports concussions occur each year, and a series of high profile suicides and battles with depression have drawn attention to the serious risks posed by the injuries. the effects could also pro
in 1993 after a shooting there. >>> meanwhile vice-president biden just wrapped up a forum on gun control. biden partnered with google as part of a series of white house online fireside hangouts. a 21th century take on franklin roosevelts famous fireside chats on the radio, it was formed to come up with ways to reduce the violent following that. >>> a lawsuit over that there is scheduled for tomorrow. the drakes bay oyster company is suing the national park service after ken salazar ruled they should be closed. they have been in operation for almost 100 years and provides as much as 40% of the state's supply of fresh oysters. >>> some owners there are paying their yards so they have a place to park. officials say the practice is actually illegal but few homeowners are cited, paved over yards can cause problems during storms. >> having greenery also absorbs water that doesn't run into the storm drains and overwhelm our sewers. >> the plan in commission has received 163 complaints about paved over yards since 2002. >>> so who do you root for when both your boys are coaching in the super bo
of republicans. gun control also the topic of an online chat today featuring vice president joe biden. among those attending, our own business and tech reporter, scott budman. scott did the vp let people ask questions? >> he did. vice president biden appearing in a google plus hangout today, giving his opinion and request asking questions about the obama administration's plans to tackle the issue of gun violence. among those in the chat room today, parents, educators and a lot of questions about how the vice president's personal views on gun ownership jived with their hopes of curbing gun vie lechbls he answered that one right away. >> and so my view is that it is totally a guarantee not negotiable that i'm able to own a weapon for sporting purposes as well as my own protection. but there should be rational limits on the type of weapon i can own. >> reporter: as for guns in schools, he could see putting an officer in a school, armed or unarmed, depending how parents and teachers feel. mr. bind also went on to say woe support researcher into whether or not video games contribute to violent br
description coming up a live report. >> vice president joe biden hitting the road today to promote gun control. i will have more on the vice president's schedule. >> right now we're looking at our roof from van ness ave and it is a great start start to the day. >> that is right and it will last saturday into sunday. storm tracker 4 is not showing much but we did have some passing showers for livermore valley. the fog is in direct relation to the rain we had c of the last couple of days. there is a lot of moisture in the air pushing to the surface. as a result we are seeing some of the dense fog out with 3 mi. of the visibility for hayward. the cop fog will continue to thicken up and we may see delays on at sfo later this morning. i will have full details on that but at 60 1:00 a.m. here is george. >> we are not taking any hot spots but they're no metering lights at the toll plaza. whipping up some traffic for highway four now and interstate 580 but the rest of the bay area commute look great and it is a very light traffic. >> in antioch school officials are warning parents to keep their eyes o
into his car. >> present biden is on the road today to promote gun- control. >> we are watching the bay area weather as we head into friday morning into the weekend with clouds to start the day we will get more on the forecast vs. george with traffic. >> better news for the hot spots we have been tracking in san leandro the east bay. the north bound 880 accident that locked into that tantalates have been cleared. that is the distinct getting back to normal. the west bound by coming in on interstate 580 on the northbound2138 is still sluggish. there's a report that there is an accident here. >> because it is friday in his early we do not see a big back up that the allies might. the reason to consider an alternate route for your 580 was bound by. >> so far there's no back up for your westbound a bridge ride even though the meter lights have been activated. >> erica is here with a look at your weather. >> have a friday george. let us turn our intent to visibility. it is faulty. we have recently brought down to 3 tenths of a mile for santa rosa. still under 2 mi. for napa and navato. >> 3 m
allow add 40 year lease to expire so the area could be returned to wilderness. >> vice president biden heads to virginia to deliver a speech on efforts to reduce gun violence. he will sell the white house gun policy agenda if richmond with other administration officials. biden is following up on president obama's policy agenda announced last week from recommendations provided by the gun violence task force spearheaded by biden in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school shootings. >> thousands of abortion opponents hold a march in washington, dc, in 3 1/2 hours, the demonstration coincides with the 40th anniversary of roe vs. wade, the supreme court decision that legalized abortion. the rally includes prayers in front of the supreme court building with a speech from former republican presidential candidate santorum. >> in a few hours, state senator hill will have a bill on responding to mountain lions. it is reported it would require wardens to use nonlethal methods unless there is desire threat and allows state, fish and wildlife officials to work with while hive groups do capture
day celebration. located by lafayette park and. vice president biden and his wife jill are attending. and the vice president and president have already gone into their second term. >> i do solemnly swear. >> chief justice john roberts administered the oath to the president yesterday during brief ceremony in the blue room of the white house followed by another small ceremony last night. >> what we're celebrating is not the election or swearing in of a president. what we're doing is celebrating each other. >> vice president biden took the official oath yesterday administered by sonia sotomayor. it requires that the president and vice president take the oath before noon eastern time on january 20th. >>> according to tradition, if the o 20th falls on a sunday, a public swearing in and most festivities take place on the 21 21st. cbs 5 christin ayers is washington where today's events are taking on special significance on this martin luther king holiday. >> reporter: when he was sworn in it will be before a crowd that's nearly half the siz
president biden are attending a church service that began about i'm going to say about 50 minutes ago. this is customary as many of you know on inauguration day for the president or the incoming president.. >> to talk about michelle obama is very substantive. we also talk a lot about her wonderful style. and i have just received hot information about what the first lady is wearing today. so as we wait their departure i'd like to tell everybody she is wearing a navy tom brown coat and dress. the fabric was developed based on the style of amen's man's silk tie. cardigan designed by reed kurcoff and necklace by cathy waterman. there video of the first couple waiting for their daughters coming over before they went into the church. and jay crew shoes on the first lady. >> very down to earth in many ways. >> the first daughters have come into their own style. malia is wearing a jay crew ensemble. the beautiful purple. and sasha is wearing a kate spade coat and dress. we talked about the let's move to get healthy initiative the first erved as a style icon.ed out. and there we see the vice p
's official! both president obama and vice president joe biden officially sworn into office today. it's the first of two inaugurations. tory dunnan has the latest on today's ceremonial event, and a preview for tomorrow. >> he starts as the second term as the 44th president of the united states this was administered by john roberts and took place on a sunday. it is january 20th. it is a constitutional mandate the swearing in the took just a couple of hours after joe biden was also sworn in. >> congratulations. >> thank-you. (cheers & applause) >> reporter: on monday, he will have another cheering and. he will use it two different bibles. one is from martin luther king and the other is from abraham lincoln. and the president will deliver the first speech of his second term. he could choose to lay out his challenges. the looming debt ceiling and passing a gun control. >> he is going to talk about our political system does not settle all of our differences >> after the official business. it will party at the inaugural ball. in washington, tory dunnin. >> and you'll be able to watch the in
. he and vice president biden are attending a prayer service at the national cathedral this morning and this is the live look at the cathedral where people are filing in before the event is started. last night the president and first lady took to the dance floor at one of several inaugural balls. ♪ happy or sad >> plenty of challenges face obama in the first days of the second term. he will deal with three fiscal deadlines including raising the debt ceiling, which the house expected to vote on tomorrow. in the inaugural address, he made history as the first president to mention the word "gay" and "gay rights." >> if we are truly created equal surely the love we commit to one another mutt be -- must be equal, as well. >> there will be one more party tonight, the obamas and friends celebrate with campaign and white house staffers at inaugural ball where supposedly lady gaga is performing. >> the president is sworn in on two bibles one from martin luther king and the other from abraham lincoln. traffic and weather, together, next on the abc7 morning news. here is the golden gate brid
. >>> vice president joe biden used a chat on google to throw his support behind the assault weapons ban. >> police organizations support it because they get out gunned. they are out gunned on the street. >> joe biden said the violence in america is from gang bangers, the drug trade and stolen weapons and says the nation needs to put more officers on the streets to make up for budget cuts to local police departments. >>> the defense secretary signed an order that would put more women on the front lines. u.s. defense secretary leon panetta says they must allow women to serve. women have been serving in iraq and afghanistan. women can compete for thousands of combat soldier positions. >> the secretary said if they can meet the qualifications there is no reason they should not have a chance. >>> congresswoman nancy pelosi praised the decision. she said this decision is long over due. it ensures they judge beiged on mare -- based on merit, not on gender. >> she is endorsing the decision. she was hailed as a hero when she returned from iraq in 2003. she was held captive for 9 days. u.s. marin
: vice president joe biden is heading to virginia today to try to gain public support for president obama's gun control proposals. >> it's not about keeping bad guns out of the hands of good people. it's about keeping all guns out of the hands of bad people. >> reporter: on capitol hill thursday gun victims and law enforcement officers joined a group of democratic lawmakers as dianne feinstein announced her own bill which would eliminate high capacity magazines and ban assault weapons. >> military-style assault weapons have but one purpose, and in my view that's a military purpose. >> reporter: the lawmakers say the shooting at sandy hook elementary school shows that assault weapons need to be banned. >> a number of the police who came to newtown said to me, we could not have stopped that shooter even with the body armor we were wearing with that kind of assault weapon. >> reporter: but vice president biden downplayed the need for an assault weapons ban thursday. he says those weapons are only used in a small percentage of crimes. >> i'm much le
into the chat room. google hosting a hangout on gun control featuring vice president joe biden. >> to end gun violence, once and for all. >> with gun control on the mind of the country -- >> the single best thing we can do is have a national dialogue about this. >> vice president joe biden brought the issue into the chat room. taking part in a google plus hangout to let people know they have a say in where gun control goes from here. >> make your voices heard. that's one of the reasons i wanted to be in this chat. there's tens of thousands of people listening to this. i don't care which side of the issue you're on. pick those things that you think can have a positive impact. >> the vice president isn't just talking about guns. he's a gun owner. something he says is foreign the dialogue. >> it is totally a guarantee not negotiable that i'm able to own a weapon. >> also important, taking questions live from parents and educators. >> are you proposing sending more armed guards into schools or having schools hire more mental health professionals? >> we are able to go in and with this proposal and
ground when it can and should exist. >> it stretched out over the long weekend. biden kicked off ahead of obama. he was sworn in by supreme court justice sotomayor. >> the president and vice president laid a wreath at arlington national cemetery and they attended services at historic black church. >> tonight it's quiet on the national mall but tomorrow about 800,000 people are expected to be on hand for president obama's ceremonial swearing in. and he'll hear his ig nug rally address for his second term. >> our coverage of the inauguration begins tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. we'll have live streaming coverage at abc7news.com starting at 6:30 in the morning. >> if you dare go outside today, instead of watching the football game, it was a spectacular day. >> it was, santa cruz today, 76 degrees. take a look at highs. really a mild weekend all across the bay area. this is live shot of high definition roof cam of coit tower. is it an red or orange red what is it. >> lisa: i think it's more orangey than red but this is a good time for all of you to set the monitor, set the color on your set. [ lau
at the national washington cathedral. he and michelle obama were joined by joe biden and his wife. the post inaugural press conference dates back to the first inauguration of george washington. >>> how thieves managed to steal a dozen cars from an east bay car kieler -- dealer. >>> and it's a mild, sunny date out there -- it's a mild, sunny day out there. rosemary will be back to tell you about changes. >> reporter: we're live at a march if where a rally is due to get underway about the roe versus wade. alright let's break it down. mom, pop it. ♪ two inches apart, becky. two inches. t-minus nine minutes. [ ding ] [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls. let the making begin. ♪ faster than mandy can hang up on mr. monday. you hang up first. [ female announcer ] in just 60 seconds, you've got snack-defying, satisfying totino's pizza rolls. [ ringing ] it's on. let's roll. >>> afternoon update for you on that -- an update for you in texas. three people have been injured from a shooting at the lone star college. others are being treated for unknown injuries. police say one person has
it is time for washington to get back to business. this morning, president obama and vice president biden and their families attended a prayer service. the president's address yesterday was unmistakable call to action, more optimistic than 2009 when the economy was on the brink of collapse. >> preserving our individual free democrats requires collective action. >> liberals rejoice that the president's clear left turn. >> progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debate of the role of government for all time but it does require us to act in our time. >> the second term goals the president laid out went beyond what we heard, ambitious agenda from a politician who will never run for re-election. gay rights. climate change. gun control. immigration reform. protecting medicare and social security. >> they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make the country great. >> republicans say the president ignored the struggling economy or reducing the deficit but he acknowledged the ongoing partisan challenges facing washington carrying over from the first
to business. this morning, president obama and vice president biden and their families attended a prayer service. the president's address yesterday was unmistakable call to action, more optimistic than 2009 when the economy was on the brink of collapse. >> preserving our individual free democrats requires collective action. >> liberals rejoice that the president's clear left turn. >> progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debate of the role of government for all time but it does require us to act in our time. >> the second term goals the president laid out went beyond what we heard, ambitious agenda from a politician who will never run for re-election. gay rights. climate change. gun control. immigration reform. protecting medicare and social security. >> they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make the country great. >> republicans say the president ignored the struggling economy or reducing the deficit but he acknowledged the ongoing partisan challenges facing washington carrying over from the first term. >> we cannot mistake absolutism
. >>> and more political news today. joe biden being very cagey about his political future. the vice president said yesterday he had not decided whether he'll run for the top job come 2016. but he may have already tipped his hand a little bit. for his official swearing in on sunday, he invited members of two early primary states, new hampshire and south carolina. >>> the republican national committee begins a big meeting today in charlotte. to plan the party's future. rnc chair prebis is sure to get an earful by people who want change following last year's election. despite the criticism, he's expected to be re-elected. >>> prime minister benjamin netanyahu did not cruise to an easy victory in yesterday's elections, as had been predicted. a newcomer put up a surprisingly strong challenge. it now appears that netanyahu will have to make a bigger effort at peace with the palestinians. >>> the street value of a huge drug bust could be up to $12 million. they showed off the seven understand the of marijuana yesterday. it was seized last week. officials say it is the largest pot seizure ever at an
school of highwaon hight after and then tried to lure a student into his car. >> vice-president joe biden is the road to promote gun- control details on this trip to virginia. >> the majority of the bay area is waking up to dry conditions we have spotty showers. at stake by the approaching downtown livermore in this drive over the altamonte best as you make your way closer to the 5 80/86 interchange been done where you're located we're seeing some showers off the freeway interstate 680 through sinole . light river ports of interstate 280. >> this is just light scattered showers a lot of rotation and the system that impacted us for the past couple of days. the majority of the showers are moving down to the southland. some of them are moving upward and back here in the bay area. >> mostly cloudy skies unsettled weather continues. the chance for showers diminishes as we head into the evening hours. it will remain will keep the chance in the forecast. >> satellite and radar shows the majority of us are dry and the bay area. we do have the changes to talk about a cooling trend and more rain as
no one safer. vice president biden is spearheading public push for new gun legislation that will strengthen background checks, limit high capacity ammunition magazines and get assault weapons off the streets. >> this is about action. no more talk. if not now, when. >> the american debate over guns. hitting home in the nation's capital. brian moore, nbc news, washington. >> the senate is set to begin hearings on gun control debate next wednesday. and supporters of gun control gathered in the bay area as part of the nationwide effort. >> gun control now! gun control now! >> the members of the grass roots group called one million moms for gun control, committed to passing what they call common sense gun control laws in the united states. >> no one can stand on the sidelines any more, this effects everybody. no one is safe from this, as long as military style assault weapons are available legally in this country. >> members are pushing for a ban on military style assault weapons, a limit in the amount of ammunition that can be sold and more thorough background checks. >>> t
president joe biden is spearheading a public push for new laws that would strengthen background checks, limit high capacity magazines and ban assault weapons. the nra has said it would fight the proposals insisting bans make no one safer. the senate is scheduled it begin hearings on the issue this coming wednesday. >> san jose may soon start handing out bonuses to keep cops on the force. city councilmen stan la card doe and pete constant are proposing the idea and they say with so many cops leaving san jose, the city should consider giving officers 8% retention bonuses. >> it's critical for to us convey a strong message to all the rank and file we val i their hard work and serious risks they take and we're trying to do what we can within our means. we had to cut. now we think we have some money so let's do what we can to keep the wheels on. >> the idea comes with a price tag of $7.5 million. leaders of san jose's police officer's union say they aren't sure what to make of the proposal considering a couple of weeks ago, the mayor was considering more police layoffs and pay cuts. the uni
. his anger was fueled over a tuition refund. >>> president obama and joe biden are sitting down with communities across the country impacted by mass shootings last year. this is the a of the administration's -- this is part of the administration's push to curb gun violence. this includes aurora, colorado, oak creek, wisconsin and newtown, connecticut. the president says he wants to hear from them as he tries to convince congress to pass gun legislation. >> i'm looking forward to a robust conversation. i know that this is not a shy group, mannly because they are dealing with the life-and-death situations every day. >> the senate is set to hold its first meeting on wednesday on gun control measures. the nra is -- the nra is vowing to defeat the man. >>> scientists at lawrence livermore lab are designing a high-tech suit that protects the wearer against chemical or biological attacks. the scientists are calling it the second skin. it's a fabric featuring microscopic tubes that can transform from a breathable state to a shield that blocks tiny molecules. >>> could be another couple
. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." today vice president joe biden is bringing the battle of gun control right to the heart of the opposition. >> biden is taking his case right to pro-gun virginia the move comes after democrats in congress rolled out their plans. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. and they started with perhaps the most controversial measure, an assault weapons ban. it was a key component in the recommendations that vice president biden made to the president earlier this month, and this morning, he will be making his case for it in a speech in richmond virginia which gets under way in about an hour. mr. biden is even taking the fight online making his gun control argument thursday in a web chat. >> i'm much less concerned, quite frankly, about what you'd call an assault weapon than i am about magazines and the number of rounds that can be held in a magazine. >> reporter: the bill senate democrats introduce thursday would ban both. it's a tougher version of the assault weapons b
it is said.et.. joe biden also did the same the constitution mandates that the start of the term on january 20th. however, longstanding to tradition is that it is also hold of the next day. >> you understood that this was not just about a campaign. this was not just about joe biden or barack obama. we are a nation. >> he will attend a church service across from the white house but one of the most highly anticipated will be the inauguration. this will be his second. >> he will provide a broader vision of where we go and the economic security. >> after the initial visit, the parade will call on her way. the president could get under way and it is time for the toxic dose and gowns for the inauguration ball. and you'll be able to watch the inauguration ceremony live during the kron-4 morning news this morning. it will start at 8-30. and we'll also have the inaugural parade live on our 24-7 bay area news channel - starting at 10-35. meanwhile in the marina. fans were also pumped up about the big win. >> many people are talking about her in a new hair cut. we will be back with more headlines.. we
biden to come up with how to deal with mental illness. >> let's build a national set of agencies that will prevent a lot of unnecessary suffering. >> reporter: signburg is urging the federal government to devote $10 million to help states accomplish additional mental state programs. >>> debby shultz is staying at her postas the head of the national economy. congressmen reelected her today. the congresswoman gardenerred support from her party and president obama who last month said he wanted her to stay on. she was appointed to the postin 2011. >>> a new survey finds more americans are now open to allowing citizenship for some illegal immigrants. the associated press gfk poll found 52% of americans favor allowing a path way to citizenship for immigrants who are already in the country. in 2010 just 50% of people polled ed felt that way. 22% more republicans now back the path to citizenship compared to how many did back in 2010. >>> americas cup organizers are announcing a summer concert series that is soon to be built waterfront amphitheater. it'll be a temporary facility called t
today with aides to vice president joe biden. biden is examining mental health in the context of gun control. california's mental health law approved eight years ago by voters raises $1 billion a year through special tax on millionaires. steinberg wants the feds to launch similar programs in all states. >>> lawmakers introduced a bill to improve access to a procedure in california. members of the state's women's health alliance gathered to support the proposal. it would improve a woman's access to abortion clinics by authorizing trained nurse practitioners, certified nurse mid wives and physicians' assistants to give all women better access to safe, medical care. >> it's not going to change people's behavior whether they get pregnant or not. women don't get pregnant to have an abortion. that's a myth our opponents like to perpetuate. >> the fundamental right to make their own -- >> supporters say they're confident the bill will pass this year. >>> it appears benjamin netanyahu is on course for a third term as prime minister. cheers erupted from the crowds in israel as he came out on
campaign to gain public support for proposal s kicked off in virginia today. vice president joe biden seemed to keep the discussion focused on background checks. there are people pushing for the right to carry guns in unexpected places. >> vice president joe biden is hitting road now with administration push for gun control. he stopped today in pro-gun virginia. today, working with experts following 2007 shooting. >> had this just a day after senator feinstein proposed a new bill banning 158 miller-style assault weapons and large magazines helping the shooter at sandy hook cool murder with efficiency. >> these weapons do not belong on strets of our towns, our cities n our schools. >> some are pushing for more guns. in arkansas there is an effort to allow church leaders to carry guns at the pulpit. >> terrible things can happen at the search. we know they're soft targets. >> organizers cancelled a popular gun show after initial attempt to ban assault weapons resulted in a boycott. >> people need to stand up for rights. >> despite resistance, white house is pushing forward. >> the polit
president joe biden are looking for ways to keep criminals from mentally ill from buying guns. they are talking about better enforcement of existing gun laws by allowing states to access a national database. >> a gun dealer or dick's sporting goods to buy a weapon, you essentially swipe your card, they swipe it for you and find out whether you are in a prohibit class of people. >> vice president biden is taking the white house gun control policy on the road to get consensus from states where guns and hunting are popular. >>> the marin county district attorney's office has announced it will make good on the gun buy back vouchers tharpe handed out earlier this month. the buy back event overwhelmed officials. more than 800 guns were turned in and $48,000 in donations went quickly, $67,000 worth of vouchers had to be handed out. the voucher redemption will papers in san raef fell. >>> there was a deadly accident that killed a woman in her 70s last night. sky 7hd was over the scene shortly after the woman was hit by a car on embarcadero road. she died at the hospital. police say th
across the country today. vice president joe biden has been in west virginia to determine how to keep mentally ill and criminals from buying gun. they could allow states to access a national data base. >> a gun dealer or you go to dick's sporting goods to buy a kep weapon, you essentially swipe your card or they swipe it for you and find out if you are part of the prohibited class of people. >> vice president biden is taking the the gun control polin the road to get agreements from states where guns and hunting are popular. mean why back in the bay area the gun buy back is happening from ten this morning to two this afternoon at the event center at saratoga drive and delaware avenue. reporting live, kira klapper, abc7 news. >> kira, thank you. the marin county district attorney's office announced it will make good on the gun buy back vouchers that were happened out earlier this month. that event overwhelmed officials. $43,000 in donations went quickly. so $67,000 worth of vouchers were handed out. the voucher redemption will take place february 15th at the marin center in san rafael f
county event center from 10:00 this morning until 2:00. vice president biden has been looking for ways to keep criminals and the mentally ill from buying guns. the round table group in virginia is talking about allowing states to access a national database. >> we have a gun dealer or say, dix x sporting goods, you have swiped your cards they swipe it for you and find out whether you are part of the class of people. >> vice president biden is taking the white house gun control policy on the road to get consensus from states where guns and hunting are popular. >> the marin county district attorney has announced it will make good on the gun buyback vouchers it handed out early this month. the buy back event overwhelmed officials. more than 800 guns were turned in and the $43,000 in donations went quickly. $67,000 worth of vouchers were handed out and the redemption takes place february 15 in san rafael from 11:00 to 8:00. fairfield fire investigators work to find out how a popular comedy club went up in flames with 100 firefighters battling the flames which broke out at 7:00. there were a
biden took the official oath yesterday. it was administered by supreme court justice sanya so tommy your . >>> according to tradition, if the 20th falls on a sunday, a public swearing in and most festivities take place on the 21 21st. and today's events are taking on special significance on this martin luther king holiday. >> reporter: when president obama is publicly sworn into office today it will be before a crowd roughly half the size of the one that jammed his 2009 inauguration. >> i barack obama hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> reporter: but it will have its own historical distinction. it will happen on the national mall where 50 years ago martin luther king junior gave his speech here, a serendipity not lost on bay area people we tracked down. >> anybody from california. >> i used to be from california. >> reporter: this summer san francisco man believes it's a perfect storm. >> to have everything happening, you know, right now with the 50 50th anniversary of dr. king's speech with the 150th 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclam
biden. that leads us to believe the president is not far behind. this is the time when they'll be leaving the white house in that motorcade headed to the capitol and begin to do whatever they do inside the capitol in preparation for today's inauguration which is expected to officially kick off in a little under 45 minutes from right now. we're keeping an eye on that as we wait and wait and wait to see. i saw live shots of the capitol. there are a lot of dignitaries filing in, taking their seats. preparations are in their final stages. there we see the president of the united states getting ready. you hear the cheering crowds. looks like he walked out with senator schumer. . >> all right. so there he goes, the president being whisked away to his second inauguration ceremony, second meaning his second, his second term and also second because the first one was actually yesterday. so we'll continue to cover this live from washington, d.c. in a couple of minutes. female announcer ] ] this test paperr behabeves lis the turfaur of yofour skr . now waw tch whh at soa sdoesdo ♪♪
celebration over, it is back to work for president obama and vice president biden, as new budget battle wound in congress. >> the focus shifts to pressing issues including the debt ceiling, gun- control, an immigration reform. however, today both the president and first lady along with a bite and will attend the national prayer service at the national cathedral. the white house will hold a press briefing today and just as congress returns to work. >> we will be back but with more on the kron 4 morning oh! progress-oh! -oh! -oh! oh! oh! ♪ what do you know? oh! ♪ bacon? -oh! -oh! oh! [ female announcer ] with 40 delicious progresso soups at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons people are saying "progress-oh!" share your story for a chance to win a progress-oh! makeover in hollywood. go to facebook.com/progresso >> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. new this morning a fire continued burning overnight at beale air force base hours after its bark. this is new video just in to kron 4. the base is an hour north of sacramento. the fire broke out around 230 yesterday afternoon a
biden officially kicked off the obama administration's public push aimed at pressuring congress to enact stricter gun laws, biden held a roundtable discussion in the traditionally gun friendly area of richmond, virginia. >> we talked about the need to expand mental health capacity across the country. we talked about access, and we talked about resources. >> reporter: and in an effort to sway legislators through public pressure, organizing for action, obama's relaunched campaign arm, is sending out e-mails to supporter, writing, tell your members of congress that you want to see decisive action on this issue. in addition to 23 executive actions focused on gun safety, the president has also called for new legislation, including universal background checks, limits on high-capacity magazines and bans on assault weapons. california senator dianne feinstein proposed a ban that is more strict than the one that expired a decade ago. >> this is really an uphill road. if anyone asks today, can you win this? the answer is, we don't know. it's so up hill. >> reporter: the nation's largest gun lobby,
of nationwide trips to push for gun safety. we are in the washington dc newsroom with more on what biden's focus is. >> reporter: yeah . the vice president is pushing for background checks and a limit on high capacity magazines. those are just a couple of the proposals coming out of the white house. they plan on several nationwide stops in the coming weeks. they are no longer focusing on winning over supporters on capitol hill but will look at those in states. the department of justice told me assault weapons use in less than 8% of murders and violent crime but biden said taking them out of the picture will help. >> police organizations overwhelmingly support it because they get out gunned. they are out gunned on the streets. >> reporter: his round table discussion gets started in about 45 minutes in richmond virginia but his efforts are riling up republicans. what they are saying when i see you next. >> all right. thank you. the wait for answers around the deadly elementary school shooting in newtown got longer. a state prosecutor said they won't have their report ready until june at the earl
people are disarmed." >> reporter: both rallies come a day after vice president joe biden hit the road to promote the president's plan for new firearm laws. several high-powered speakers addressed the crowd at the gun control march. but perhaps the most powerful testimony came from colin goddard. a survivor of the 2007 massacre at virginia tech. >> "we need to challenge any politician who thinks it's easier to ask an elementary school teacher to stand up to a gunman with an ar-15, than it is to ask them to stand up to a gun lobbyist with a checkbook." (cheers & applause) >> reporter: the independent firearm owners association president says gun violence won't be solved with a ban. >> "what is going to be the impact on the future ban of those magazines and guns on criminals or crazy people? zero. nada." >> reporter: but lori bennett hopes for better odds than that. >> "the bottom line is, we can't prevent all the violence, but if adam lanza went into that school without all those bullets, lives would've been saved." >> reporter: chris mozingo, kron 4 news. >> casey antony is now broke.
ourselves and our families with semi-automatic firearms technology. >> vice president joe biden continues his search for ways to curb gun violence. he is heading to virginia tomorrow. he will hold a rally to promote gun control and will hold online google forum chats to discuss the issue. >>> san mateo county will hold a gun buy-back event this saturday at the fairgrounds on delaware street. the county will offer $100 for handguns, shotguns and rifles. if you turn in an assault weapon you could earn up to $200. in recent months several bay area cities have held gun buy- back programs. this is oakland's successful event last december. >>> new this morning, british officials warning of an imminent threat against westerners in libya and telling all uk nationals to get out of benghazi immediately. meanwhile secretary of state hillary clinton got emotional yesterday when asked about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate there. >> i put my arms around the mothers and fathers the sisters and brothers sons and daughters and the wives left alone to
. and vice president joe biden because sworn in at the naval observe tory. and then the first family also attended the african-american church as part of the celebration of martin luther king day. when a president and vice president are sworn it, it is only for a four-year term so they need to be sworn in for another four-years. >> barbara walters was hospitalized after suffering a fall. she suffered a cut on her head. the 83-year-old walters was taken to the hospital as a precaution. >>> hundreds of thousands of people are in the capital getting ready for the celebration and we have bill live from the events later on. >>> the first day of the mavericks surf competition started today. thousands of people flooded in to watch. patty lee has more. >> reporter: to get a front row view of this action at maverick, thousands packed in to see the surfers. >> it has worked out good. >> reporter: it is being compared to an outdoor concert. >> they called this way early this year and we should have maybe waited 24-hours. >> reporter: but the notice helped fill restaurants and give law enforcement ti
and joe biden spoke to them this week. and, yeah, i mean, they are desperate to have something done. i think what i'm hearing from nancy pelosi and also ed lee and gene quan is they want to see law enforcement officials, sheriffs, police chiefs and police cops on the street. people who have more credibility. people who buy guns to protect the public, essentially, to be really front and center in this debate because they feel that those constituencies can be more effective in talking to republicans. i mean, let's face it, oakland, san francisco, all the bay area delegation is going to be for gun control legislation. whether it's the assault ban or background checks or anything else. but i think something -- some new voices need to come forward and really be mobilized behind the president in order to move some of these republican votes and democrats in tough districts. >> so, scott, serious issues aside, i mean, let's not forget there's an inauguration happening as well in washington. taking place really amid much history. it's the 50th anniversary of the "i have a dream" speech by dr. m
flub in 2009. >> thank you, everybody. >> reporter: vice president biden was sworn in by justice sonia sotomayor. tomorrow's ceremonial swearing in is at the capitol. stand-ins helping set camera angles today. pennsylvania avenue is set for the inaugural parade, delayed like the capitol ceremony because they're never held on a sunday. police from around the nation will bolster security, grass protectors are down on the mall. the weather's mild. 800,000 people expected tomorrow. some saw the president today. when the obamas attended church. >> he started leaning over to us and we saw him. we were so excited to see him. >> reporter: the commander in chief laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns, a reminder of his burden, and of our two centuries of democracy. the inauguration is not just an obama party. >> whether you agree with the president or not, we have freedom to be a part of it. >> reporter: and the celebration of america is on. again, it was mild here. but it won't be mild tomorrow. once again, washington will be in a freeze for inauguration day. dawn here tomorrow, diane, mayb
on with the 49ers. >> the first family goes to church on their special morning. it shows the president joe biden and his wife the stage is set and in high gear. the constitution mandates that the takes the focus on the 20th and that was yesterday. however, this morning, before the public opening there will be video of one of the most highly anticipated and watched moments will be the is the public address. we will bring that to you live. and also, political analyst, michael yaki will also be joining us. >> 6:12 and still ahead on the kron 4 news we have just one person that we are live on the scene with new information. >> i am so happy. if they can take this all of the way if >> welcome back. this man was killed and hospitalized. we have a reporter on the scene to give you more news faster jackie? >> yes, and i am at san francisco general. this second effect on according to the san francisco police there are still some details outstanding. according to the police that a round of 12:05 a.m. if they were called to a maple ave. one that they got there they discovered both males had gunshot wounds.
at between two and $3 million. >> it is back to work president obama and vice president biden today. the president and first lady will attend the national prayer service at the national ththree cathedral with a bite and is in about 45 minutes. >> but most market has turned over within their all-time high. we have a variety of things to think about. verizon came out and said margins are under pressure which is bad for the rise in and good for apple and they're smart phone. it is earning season. is the biggest earning season of the quarter. it is the week of earning season is a better way of saying that. huge companies will give us direction on what to expect in the future. >> dish and blockbuster closed 500 stores. 500 will be left in the and i stays is there hope for survival. >> it is a dead business. >> items came in and offered movies. itunes came in and offered movies. >> this basically profit blockbuster to shut down because you can get videos from a lot of areas. >> google earnings coming out at the closing bell. any expectations. >> though. google and his companies do not c
but the citizens. >> vice president biden is spearheading a public push for new gun legislation that would strengthen background checks, limit high-capacity magazines, and get assault weapons off the streets. the national rifle association has said it will fight those proposals, insisting that gun bans make no one safer. the senate is scheduled to begin hearings on the gun control debate this coming wednesday. >>> two people were rescued from the chilly waters of the bay this afternoon after a tugboat crashed into their sailboat and sank it. the crash happened around 3:00 near the golden gate bridge. three people were on the sailboat and pulled to safety. one by the coast guard and one by the crew of a san francisco boat. one had to be treated for hypothermia. no word on the cause of the crash yet. >>> the chp says a 17-year-old was killed and several others hurt when an suv they were chasing crashed overnight. it crashed near sequoia country club south of keller avenue. the chase started around 2:00 this morning when the chp reportedly tried to pull over the stolen suv. the "mercury news"
are disarmed. >> reporter: both rallies come a day after vice president joe biden hit the road to promote the president's law for new firearms law. several high-powered speakers addressed the crowd, but the perhaps the most powerful testimony came from a survivor of the 2007 massacre at virginia tech. >> be need to challenge my politician who think it's easier to ask an elementary schoolteacher to stand up to a gunman with an ar-15 than it is to ask them to stand up to a gun lobbyist with a checkbook. >> reporter: the independent firearms owners association president says gun violence won't be solved with a began. >> well, what is going to be the impact on the future ban of those magazines and guns on criminals or crazy people? zero. nada. >> reporter: but lori bennet hopes for better odds than that. >> the bottom line is that we can't prevent all the violence, but lives would have been saved. >> reporter: ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we have new developments now on those two shootings on the peninsula told you about earlier today. we learned from the menlo police that the to two shootings
biden hit the road to promote the president's plan for new firearm laws. several high-powered speakers addressed the crowd at the gun control march. but perhaps the most powerful testimony came from colin goddard. a survivor of the 2007 massacre at virginia tech. >> "we need to challenge any politician who thinks it's easier to ask an elementary school teacher to stand up to a gunman with an ar-15, than it is to ask them to stand up to a gun lobbyist with a checkbook." (cheers & applause) >> reporter: the independent firearm owners association president says gun violence won't be solved with a ban. >> "what is going to be the impact on the future ban of those magazines and guns on criminals or crazy people? zero. nada." >> reporter: but lori bennett hopes for better odds than that. >> "the bottom line is, we can't prevent all the violence, but if adam lanza went into that school without all those bullets, lives would've been saved." >> reporter: i'm chris mozingo reporting. kron 4 news. >> mostly clear. we do have some chilly temperatures. with gusting winds it is making it feel even c
, and in town conn. as president joe biden will be in the meeting held at the white house. >> a full update of traffic and 45 degrees is san mateo. we will be back. [ femafele ann aouncernc this tes tt papepa behavehas likeli the shefaa of you yr skinsk now watcwah whatwhoap oaes test ♪ soapso striptryouryokini dove is idifferfft. with 1/4 1 moistoiizinizcrear dovedo doesnoe str s your ski sn likelioap.oa >> following news out of the midwest. philadelphia reporting ninth minute delays at the airport this morning. travel in and out of this area will be trouble today. parts of the great lakes area you can see snow falling as well as in new york and boston. the peak here is the freezing rains. we are concerned about that as well. the good news out of this system as it is fairly fast moving. by tomorrow morning it should be out of their but travel delays are expected for much of the north east and our new england states. also watching the weather over the weekend of the storm was dropping quite a bit. crews will continue to clean up bit slippery conditions and minnesota over the weekend. sno
biden on the road to gather public support. >> we are going to take it to the american people. >> reporter: the vice president's road trip begins tomorrow with a rally in virginia to promote gun control. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> you may have seen the snow kind of falling in susan's stand-up there. it's cold on the east coast and we have rain here. >> i know. i like it. it was good to see the rain. >> you love the sunshine. >> variety is the spice of life, guys. we'll try and mix things up a little bit for you. we have more clouds out there. and hi-def doppler isicking up on more scattered showers although most of those are located toward the south bay. a closer look, you can see down into the monterey bay you see a lot of that moisture in that direction. some of this will sweep up toward the bay area throughout the day today so we are going to leave a chance of showers in the forecast. you get the idea. core of the low down here and some of this moisture going to sweep up in our direction. so keep that umbrella handy. a
the gun control debate. the senate judiciary committee holds hearings this month. vice president biden will head there. today senator dianne feinstein takes on one of the most contentious gun ban issues. nancy cortes reports. >> reporter: this legislation is seen by many democrats as the first step in strengthening gun laws, but it's also the most controversial. it's called the assaults weapons ban of 2013 and it would reinstate the assault weapons ban that was allowed to lapse back in 2004. it would also restrict the number of bullets in high-capacity magazines. this is legislation that has been waiting in the wings for quite some time, but the lead sponsor, senator dianne feinstein of california is introducing it now in the wake of the sandy hook tragedy. most republicans and some democrats argue that an assault weapons ban is ineffective, that it doesn't do much to reduce gun violence, doesn't do much to deal with the real problem of mental illness and violates the second amendment. but the democrats by and large contend that studies show that the assault wea
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